Partly due the “flat” trend, an increasing number of designers are painting web pages with sweeps of pure color. Unfortunately most of the digital tools designers use have yet to catch up to this development, continuing to trap color in tiny “paint pots”, bars, or wheels. What many modern designers need are large responsive vistas of color that we can compare and contrast, with as few controls and widgets as possible.

Thankfully, a few tools have stepped up to this challenge: